Bill Futtersak, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist at Matone Counseling South Charlotte. He has been a practicing psychologist for more than 25 years. Bill received his B.A. from Brandeis University and earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Stony Brook University on Long Island. He is a specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has dedicated his career to helping clients of all ages overcome a variety of individual, family, work, and school related challenges. Formerly the founder and director of Long Island Anxiety Care, Bill also served as director of the Dual Diagnosis Program at Brunswick Hospital in Amityville, NY, where he developed and oversaw a treatment program blending CBT with 12-Step Recovery for men and women with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Working from a CBT perspective, Bill provides a therapy environment that is highly interactive. He provides lots of feedback, support, and practical direction to help his clients increase their confidence and move forward toward their personal goals. Bill places particular emphasis on helping children and adults reduce worries and overcome fears and anxieties so that they can lead richer and more social lives. He has special interests in helping clients with fears about driving, flying, public speaking, and socializing and treats couples from the perspective that overcoming fear will lead to more closeness and intimacy in relationships. Bill also has passions for educating clients and their family members about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and for helping individuals reduce self-defeating behaviors and make lifestyle changes to improve their health.
Bill is the parent of three children and is new to the Charlotte area. He believes strongly that counseling should be readily accessible to people when they need it and recognizes that each of us, no matter the outside image we project, will probably need this type of help for ourselves or for a family member at some point in our lives.